151 Moore Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Princeton High School serves 1,555 students in grades 9-12.
Princeton High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 82% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,555 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 20% in NJ)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 82% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Princeton High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Princeton High School's student population of 1,555 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 126 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,555 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
126 teachers
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School Rankings

Princeton High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,221 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Princeton High School is 0.67, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#594 out of 2221 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
26%
10%
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Hispanic
13%
31%
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Black
5%
15%
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White
50%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Graduation Rate
96%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
32%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Princeton High School's ranking?

Princeton High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for: Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%) and Highest graduation rate (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

51% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 44% NJ state average), while 82% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 57% NJ state average).

What is the graduation rate of Princeton High School?

The graduation rate of Princeton High School is 96%, which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 90%.

How many students attend Princeton High School?

1,555 students attend Princeton High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

50% of Princeton High School students are White, 26% of students are Asian, 13% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 5% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Princeton High School?

Princeton High School has a student ration of 12:1, which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 11:1.

What grades does Princeton High School offer ?

Princeton High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12

What school district is Princeton High School part of?

Princeton High School is part of Princeton Public School District.

School Reviews

5   5/11/2018
Cool! This is a very competitive school district after all. My peers motivated me to do better in my SAT tests and other major tests. I am happy with the company I was exposed to. My friends were at the same IQ level as me and some were above. Although we had fun, the people who I interacted with were still focused. The homework was tough but it got me ready for the style and amount of homework which was given to me in college. I liked the diversity. Many people played with everybody. There was always acceptance when your friends are absent. The teachers were calm but fierce when they needed it. Overall this was a great school to me. I always look forward to going to school tomorrow. I never feel like I didn't want to go.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Jane

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,555 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 82% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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